17 Dec 2019

Summer storm: Wild weather smashes Waikato

From Checkpoint, 5:45 pm on 17 December 2019

Wild weather has battered parts of New Zealand, bringing down trees and smashing windows in Waikato.

MetService has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the central and upper North Island which is in place until nine o'clock tonight.

The heavy rain and strong winds are being caused by a slow moving front, travelling from west to east - but it is due to ease tomorrow.

Anan Zaki filed this report.